Today's Washington Post has an interesting (and somewhat infuriating) story about a brewing conflict between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Defense Department over the cleanup of various military sites. The federal government is the nation's largest polluter, and the Defense Department is responsible for more than its share of federal contamination. In theory, the Defense Department is required to comply with EPA directives, but under the Bush Administration, the Pentagon is refusing to play by the rules. It is quite disturbing that the federal government will not comply with the same environmental standards that it imposes on everyone else.
EPA v. DoD: